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  • Simplo expects dramatic growth in electric bicycle battery business

    IT + CE | 1h 44min ago

  • Taiwan market: Acer subsidiary to sell tablets for the elderly

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  • Apple Watch shipments expected to reach 15 million in 2017

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  • Dialog looking to extend partnership with Spreadtrum

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  • UL Taiwan amid first-round IEC 62619:2017 labs

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  • Commentary: Is Huawei carrier business losing growth momentum?

    Mobile + telecom | Aug 17, 22:08

  • Micron advances semiconductor R&D capabilities with new Boise facility

    Bits + chips | Aug 17, 22:02

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    Before Going to Press | Aug 17, 21:54

  • China market: IoT chip demand promising, says ARM CEO

    Before Going to Press | Aug 17, 21:33

  • Mirle seeing order backlog swell, says report

    Before Going to Press | Aug 17, 20:37

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HTC to offer Vive VR training to UPS

Aug 16, 21:23

HTC has tied up with UPS and will launch logistics training courses utilizing its Vive VR technology and devices at the courier's nine training centers in the US starting September.

UPS to use HTC Vive for logistics training

Dell stresses importance of digital transformation at technology forum

Aug 16, 16:02

Dell on August 15 hosted Dell Technology Forum 2017 in Taipei, discussing the trend of digital transformation through explaining software-defined or cloud-like modern datacenters.

Taiwan science ministry to enforce 4-year AI chips research project

Aug 16, 13:57

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology has decided to implement a four-year "Semiconductor Moonshot Project" to encourage university professors to lead students in researching AI Edge-based semiconductor process and chip systems.

Digitimes Research: Mobile application service, e-commerce growing rapidly in Indonesia

Aug 15, 13:53

While the mobile network infrastructure in most countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has reached above the global average, the 4G LTE mobile user market in the region, with the exception of Singapore, has been growing relatively slowly. Meanwhile, mobile Internet has served...

China lags behind US in AI investment, says research institute

Aug 15, 11:02

While China has attached much importance to AI (artificial intelligence) development, local companies have significantly lagged behind US counterparts in terms of investment in AI R&D, according to a reseach arm of China-based Internet service provider Tencent.

China market: Small bike-sharing firms struggling

Aug 14, 16:05

China is likely to witness a wave of closure among its smaller bike-sharing firms, given the fact that three of such service firms have terminated their operations in less than two months, according to market sources.

Surveillance footage can be used for Big Data purposes, says Seagate executive

Aug 14, 15:07

Footage from enterprise-use surveillance systems could create business value via AI (artificial intelligence)-based or Big Data analysis, according to Rags Srinivasan, senior director of Product Strategy and Marketing, Cloud, IoT, Video at Seagate Technology.

STSP stepping up innovation efforts for annual revenue goal of over NT$1 trillion

Aug 14, 14:18

Following 20 years of operation, Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) is gearing up for innovation and transformation by enforcing a spate of measures and introducing crucial members into the park, aiming to have its revenues break the NT$1 trillion ( US$32.96 billion) in the short term, according to...

StarFab Accelerator and Taiwan ITRI New Venture Association to station in STSP

Soft-World, Gamania report profits for 1H17

Aug 14, 11:29

Online game firms Soft-World International and Gamania Digital Entertainment have posted net EPS of NT$2.06 and NT$0.51 respectively for January-June 2017.

Taiwan government to foster 30,000 startups in 3 years via direct investment

Aug 11, 15:19

Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) has decided to make direct investments in tech startups, instead of offering them subsidies as done in the past, aiming to build sound angel investment culture and foster as many as 30,000 new startups in the country within three years.

JD.com fully automates sorting at logistics center in eastern China

Aug 11, 10:04

JD.com, a leading China-based operator of B2C online shopping services, has completely automated the sorting process at its logistics center in Kunshan City, eastern China, according to China-based media reports.

Automated sorting process at JD.com's logistics center in Kunshan City

Taiwan-developed self-driving technologies reach Levels 1 and 2, says ARTC

Aug 11, 09:23

Technologies so far developed by research and academic organizations in Taiwan for autonomous driving have reached only Level 1 and Level 2 as defined by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), respectively standing for function-specific automation and combined-function automation,...

Digitimes Research: Japan AI focuses on medical applications

Aug 10, 09:43

Though slightly lagging behind in R&D and application of AI (artificial intelligence) technology as compared with the US and some countries in Europe, Japan has a strong AI focus on interpretation of medical images for diagnosis and therapy, according to Digitimes Research.

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Taiwan IT industry can directly jump onto AI development: Q&A with LotaData CEO Apu Kumar

Aug 9, 10:59

While high-tech gurus have yet to reach a consensus over whether Taiwan is suitable for developing artificial intelligence (AI) applications, a US-based AI company quietly came to Taiwan in late 2016 to join the MOX (Mobile-Only Accelerator) operation and set up its Greater China headquarters in Taipei...

LotaData co-founder and CEO Apu Kumar

Intel Labs China developing AI algorithms, smart robotics, communication/storage infrastructure

Aug 8, 10:55

Intel Labs China has focused on AI algorithms, smart robotics and communication and smart storage infrastructure, according to managing director Song Jiqiang for the research institute.

Intel Labs China managing director Song Jiqiang

EOSRL and Avertronics develop smart lighting system

Aug 4, 15:55

Electronics and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has cooperated with Avertronics to develop a human-centric smart ambient lighting system, with the system expected to double market values of LED...

EOSRL's smart lighting system can be controlled via a mobile device

AR, VR, IoT applications highlighted at 2017 Cross-Strait Startup Contest

Aug 4, 15:48

Young startup talent across the Taiwan Strait have amassed strong innovation momentums in IoT, AR, and VR applications as well as 3D printing, smart retail, smart living, and Internet+ areas by presenting a total of over 400 innovation startup projects in the fields at the 2017 Cross-Strait Startup...

Some representatives of the 20 finalist projects

China-based Momenta attracts investment of US$46 million

Aug 4, 14:02

Momenta, a China-based start-up specializing in development of autonomous driving solutions, has attracted venture capital investment of US$46 million led by China-based NIO Capital. Other investors including China-based Shunwei Capital Partners, Sinovation Ventures and Unity Ventures as well as Germany-based...

Momenta founder and CEO Tsao Xu-dong (translated from Chinese)

France, Canada, UK, Singapore governments pushing forward in AI R&D, says MOEA

Aug 4, 11:05

The governments of France, Canada, the UK and Singapore have been making efforts to boost the R&D of AI technology and applications, according to overseas offices of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

China market: 2Q17 online search services valued at CNY23.57 billion, says Analysys

Aug 3, 10:28

In the China market, online search engines generated total revenues of CNY23.57 billion (US$3.44 billion) during the second quarter of 2017, increasing 25.6% on quarter and 12.2% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

Soft-World to compete for outsourced production from China game developers

Jul 31, 22:15

Soft-World International, the largest Taiwan-based online game developer and operator, is poised to compete for art and music outsourced production from China-based mobile game R&D teams, company chairman Wang Chin-pou said at China Joy 2017 in Shanghai during July 27-30.

Soft-World International chairman Wang Chin-pou

China market: Gaming services in 1H17 valued at nearly CNY100 billion, says CADPA

Jul 31, 13:13

Gaming service providers in the China market generated total revenues of CNY99.78 billion (US$14.51 billion) in the first half of 2017, growing 26.7% on year, and the corresponding 507 million users increased 3.6%, according to the China Audio-Video and Digital publishing Association (CADPA).

Baidu 2Q17 net profit hikes 82.9% on year

Jul 31, 09:11

Baidu, the largest China-based search engine, has reported second-quarter 2017 consolidated revenues of CNY20.874 billion (US$3.079 billion), increasing 14.3% on year, adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization) of CNY6.008 billion, up 41.4%, net operating profit of...

Taiwan market: 83% of small- to medium-size businesses in Taiwan use online marketing, says Google

Jul 28, 15:26

Google Taiwan on July 27 released results of a survey of small- to medium-size enterprises' online marketing behavior in Taiwan jointly undertaken by Google and Ipsos ASI under France-based Ipsos, showing that 83% of the surveyed companies have used online marketing services.

Google greater China marketing and sales director Jane Li

CyberLink to launch new product line

Jul 28, 15:05

Digital multimedia software solution developer CyberLink will launch its third product line: Work and suite of business-use communication tools for online presentations, meetings, seminars and education, in the third quarter of 2017, targeting small- to medium-size enterprises, independent professionals...

ITRI holds tech forum

Jul 27, 10:51

Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on July 26 held a technology forum focusing on AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), autonomous driving, 5G communication and system software.

ITRI ICT TechDay keynote speakers

Taiwan first IoT venture capital of NT$4 billion to be available by end of September

Jul 26, 15:41

Taiwan's government is very likely to complete raising NT$4 billion (US$130 million) in venture capital fund dedicated to investment in IoT (Internet of Things) startups by the end of September, according to David Weng, chief investment officer of the government-backed Asia Silicon Valley Development...

David Weng, chief investment officer of Taiwan government-backed Asia Silicon Valley Development Age

Taiwan to host WCIT 2017

Jul 26, 15:27

World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2017 will take place in Taipei during September 10-13, organized jointly by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs and World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

WCIT 2017 will take place in Taipei in September

China January-June software revenues reach CNY2.558 trillion, says MIIT

Jul 25, 20:36

China's software industry generated revenues of CNY2.558 trillion (US$372.06 billion) in January-June 2017, growing 13.6% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

China-based Horizon Robotics actively materializing autonomous driving solutions

Jul 25, 15:39

China-based Horizon Robotics has scored a significant achievement in the development of autonomous driving technology, as the technology has entered the stage of road test and the company is gearing up for mass production of high-performance chips needed in autonomous driving solutions, according to...

Horizon Robotics CEO Yu Kai (third from right) and his management team members

Taiwan market: Online shopping operators looking to combine platforms

Jul 25, 15:38

Many B2B2C or B2C online shopping service operators in the Taiwan market have two or more platforms for market differentiation, but in view of increasing competition, are looking to consolidate, according to market analysts.

Taiwan to set up innovation service platform to integrate technology R&D forces

Jul 25, 14:04

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs will spend NT$5 billion (US$170 million) in the next four years setting up an open innovation service platform (OISP) to facilitate cooperative R&D programs by a total of 12,000 researchers from major R&D organizations, aiming to bolster the innovation...

Foxconn R&D team unveils smart food ordering system

Jul 25, 11:48

The Foxconn Group's software development team Dudoo has released its new smart food ordering system for restaurants in Taiwan.

China reveals AI development plans

Jul 24, 10:38

China's State Council has revealed plans for development of AI technology and applications through 2030.

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Advantech, Intel, Carrefour cooperate to create first smart hypermarket in Taiwan

Jul 24, 10:29

Industrial computing device maker Advantech, Intel and France-based Carrefour have cooperated to establish Taiwan's first smart Carrefour hypermarket through adopting Advantech-developed UShop+ cloud platform consisting of various smart retail software and hardware equipped with Intel Core and Atom...

Advantech associate vice president of Service-IoT MC Chiang (left)

Microsoft cloud strength highlights fiscal 4Q17 results

Jul 21, 16:32

Microsoft has announced financial results for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2017 (ended June 30, 2017) with revenues reaching US$23.3 billion GAAP, US$24.7 billion non-GAAP; operating income US$5.3 billion GAAP, US$7 billion non-GAAP; net income US$6.5 billion GAAP, US$7.7 billion non-GAAP; and diluted...

Self-serving store brings business opportunities to IT suppliers

Jul 21, 15:02

Self-serving stores have grown to become a popular application in the IT and retail channel markets recently, prompting smart retailing hardware suppliers to turn aggressive about obtaining orders from such channel retailers.

Rakuten introduces Taiwan products for online sale in Japan

Jul 21, 14:41

Japan-based online shopping operator Rakuten has cooperated with Taiwan-based Commerce Development Research Institute to set up a Taiwan Life Pavilion on Rakuten's online shopping platform in Japan a bid to help Taiwan-based producers sell their products in the market.

2017 FinTalks Fintech CEO forum held in Taipei

Jul 19, 16:00

The 2017 FinTalks Fintech CEO forum took place in Taipei on July 18, organized by FinEx Asia, a Hong Kong-based fintech platform, and FinTech Research Center at Taiwan's National Chengchi University.

2017 FinTalks fintech CEO summit forum held in Taipei

Taiwan firms urged to develop integrated chips for AI systems

Jul 18, 16:14

Taiwan should strive to become an exporter of AI (artificial intelligence) system products and to develop niche-type integrated smart system chips that could reach a production value of up to NT$4 trillion (US$131.58 billion) by 2025, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has said.

Gogolook offers Whoscall in South Korea

Jul 18, 11:08

Taiwan-based software developer Gogolook has announced it has signed a MoU with South Korea's Financial Services Commission (FSC) to use its Whoscall app to help prevent telephone scams in South Korea.

Whoscall helps identify phone frauds

Singapore-based accelerator AIRmaker unveils office in Taiwan

Jul 18, 10:26

AIRmaker, a Singapore-based startup accelerator focusing on IoT (Internet of Things)-based health care and smart city sectors, on July 17 unveiled its operating base at Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP).

AIRmaker unveils its office at STSP

Promise to partner with Adlink for hyperconverged systems

Jul 17, 22:12

Storage solution provider Promise Technology has announced to partner with Adlink Technology and US-based software designer Epicor Software to push hyperconverged systems for manufacturing clients that are interested in Industry 4.0.

Promise pushing hyperconverged systems

Worldwide IT spending to grow 2.4% in 2017, says Gartner

Jul 17, 15:46

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4% increase from 2016, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4%, due to the US dollar decline against many foreign currencies.

China industrial robot production and demand fast growing

Jul 17, 15:36

As development of industrial robots is among target industries to be boosted in China's 13th Five-year National Development Plan, production of and demand for industrial robots in China are growing fast, according to China-based Forward Business and Intelligence.

China-based Midea's home-use electric appliance production line equipped with industrial robots

Taiwan AI Labs moving to turn Tainan into AI-backed city

Jul 17, 15:30

Just three months after jointly setting 2017 as the first year for Taiwan's AI (artificial intelligence) development, the Taiwan AI Labs and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) have worked out a major AI application project: utilizing AI drones to conduct aerial photography over the southern...

VIPs from both the government and private sectors jointly kick off the AI drone application project

Taipei Medical University introduces IBM Watson for Oncology

Jul 17, 15:15

Taipei Medical University has introduced IBM Watson for Oncology, an AI-based cognitive computing system to help oncological physicians treat cancer, to Taipei Medical University Hospital as well as Taipei Municipal WanFang Hospital and Shuang Ho Hospital managed by the university based on commission,...

China market: Unmanned retail store sales on the rise

Jul 17, 10:32

In the China market, transaction value at unmanned retail stores in 2017 will total CNY38.94 billion (US$5.73 billion) and will increase to CNY1.8 trillion in 2022, while the number of shoppers at unmanned retail stores will grow from six million in 2017 to 245 million in 2022, according to China-based...

Tao Cafe unmanned accounting and payment system

Insyde delivers BIOS and systems management firmware for new Intel Xeon scalable processors

Jul 14, 15:25

Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, has announced that its BIOS and BMC firmware solutions offer full support for the latest Intel Xeon Skylake-SP processor-based platforms, previously codenamed "Purley."

Taiwan to sponsor local startups for Eureka Park, 2018 CES

Jul 14, 15:01

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), in a bid to introduce Taiwan-developed innovative products, services and ideas to international venture capital investors, will select about 30 Taiwan-based startups to showcase their innovations at Eureka Park, a specialized exhibition area for start-up...

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